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Comprehensive travel safety information for over 350 popular tourist and backpacker destinations. Safer Travel provides; travel safety tips, useful contacts, areas to avoid and common crimes as well as suggesting must-see highlights and attractions.
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There’s no where like New Orleans. The food, the festivals, the culture, the history- all of it is rich and interesting in its own way. You certainly need more than one trip to experience the city and everything it has to offer. It doesn’t matter if you’re a foodie, a historian or a party hound, New Orleans has a good scene.
Minneapolis, once the flour milling capital of the world, is a city of many lakes and rivers. Home to hugely influential musicians such as Prince and Bob Dylan, Minneapolis has a lively and varied music scene.
A city of many names and titles: referring to itself as the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas is described internationally as one of the most visited places globally, a leader in the hospitality industry and- more colloquially- Sin City. Famed for its seedy underbelly, this city wears its heart on its sleeve with its strip of casinos, other adult entertainment and almost Roman-levels of excess when it comes to food and drink.
Famed for its success as a beach resort in the 1800s and then as a prohibition era den of iniquity filled with organised crime, gambling and illegal alcohol, Atlantic City has been a tourist attraction for a long time. Take a stroll along the boardwalk and visit historical attractions or shop till you drop, the choice is yours.
Washington DC, the capital of the United States of America, is considered one of the most famous cities in the world and resides the most powerful man in the world, the president. With famous historical landmarks such as Capitol Hill and the White House, it is a sight to behold for any travel goers.
San Antonio. A major city in South-central Texas with a rich history and even richer food. With iconic landmarks such as The Alamo and the famous riverside walk, and attractions such as SeaWorld for the little ones, San Antonio is a great choice to pick for anyone wishing to visit Texas.
A centre of oil and agriculture in California Bakersfield has the dry heat for sun bathing and optimal crop growing. Home to Bakersfield Sound- an electric guitar-driven subgenre of country music- and the world’s largest ice cream plant, there’s a lot of interesting sites to see in this city.
The largest and most populated city in Alaska, Anchorage is home to plenty humans and wildlife. Its geographical location makes it the perfect stopping off point internationally- its a remote but busy city. Whether its exploring the city or the great Alaskan outdoors, you will find something unique here.
One of the most diverse cities in America, Houston is home to a range of attractions. It has a museum district, a theatre district, the NASA headquarters and is an exceptional place for food lovers to visit, the variety and quality is unmatched.
Fondly referred to as The Mile High City due to its elevation of one mile above sea level, Denver is the state capital of Colorado and has a lot to offer. The city lays at the beginning of The Rocky Mountains; its geography in relation to the rest of the country making it an important trading and transport point. This ensures work and a constant influx of people, allowing for a lively and prosperous city to continue to grow.
A city famed for its university and being a key site for part of Spain’s history, Salamanca lies between Madrid and the Portugal boarder. The old city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. However, the main residents of the city are students as the university has been one of the most popular in all of Europe for some time. There is a constant mixture of old and new here that needs to be explored.
Only an hours drive to the Mediterranean coast, Granada enjoys a mixture of Spanish and African heritage. Home to the UNESCO declared World Heritage Site, The Alhambra is an ancient Nasrid citadel and palace that tourists from all over the world flock to see. The mixture of worlds, such as ancient Islamic architecture and contemporary street art, makes Granada more than just a historically significant location.
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Featured Travel Tips
Over the years we have collected many great travellers tips, this means many moments of ‘Oh, if I had only known!” can be avoided. Here are a featured selection of top travel tips collected from experienced travellers from around the world.
- If you're in York during the summer, book a Hot Air Balloon flight for unforgettable views of York and the beautiful surrounding landscape.
- Research before you go – knowledge of the country or city you are travelling is essential. Make sure you are aware of what to expect when you arrive.
- Take some time to walk up the 275 step narrow, spiral staircase in York Minster for breathtaking 360 views of the city and a great sense of achievement.
- Follow your instincts – You will know if something feels right. Always listen to yourself and don’t be dragged with the crowd.
- Local language – If travelling to a non-English speaking country, try to learn a few phrases. You will find you get a lot more respect from the locals.
- Taking offence – Travelling you will meet a lot of like-minded people, but not everyone will want to be your friend. Be confident, don’t take what people might say personally.
Are there any places I should avoid visiting?
We would never say don’t go anywhere. It’s your choice. What we would say is make sure you are prepared and you know what you might expect during your visit. As long as you have done your research you can make yourself as safe as possible in the places you are visiting.
What should I take with me backpacking?
Firstly remember, whatever you take you will have to carry with you for the whole travelling experience. Don’t take anything you can’t afford to lose or can’t replace. At a minimum make sure you have the follow, the rest you can buy.
- Phone and adapters
- Notebook and pencil
- Lock for your bag
- Clothes and laundry bag
- Comfortable shoes and flip flops
- Water bottle
- Toiletries and painkillers
- First aid kit
What are the safest countries in the world to visit?
The Institute for Economics and Peace released its Global Peace Index for last year, this is their ranking of the world’s safest countries.
- New Zealand
- Czech Republic